wahlee: (Nostalgia)
So, like I said in my last post, I grew up watching a lot of PBS. As a very small child, this especially meant Sesame Street. I was only three, but I remember the episode where Mr. Hooper died. I also remember Snuffy being imaginary. And I remember the days before Elmo took over the world (he was there, but was only one of many Muppets, and certainly not more popular than Oscar, Telly, Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert and Ernie, etc., etc., etc.). And, like most kids, I had Sesame Street merchandise.

I fondly remember my Sesame Street metal lunchbox (this one, actually!) complete with thermos that smelled bad after about two uses, our Sesame Street roadway car set (hee!, I think we still have this in the top of the garage), and one of my favorite books, The Monster at the End of this Book. But my all-time favorite Sesame Street tie-in is something that we didn't even actually own.

You will turn the record over. . . turn us over to the other side )

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got the LP on our turntable (yes, we still have one; in fact, my dad just bought a new needle) and I'm feeling the need to listen to "Counting is Wonderful." :D
wahlee: (Nostalgia)
So, like I said in my last post, I grew up watching a lot of PBS. As a very small child, this especially meant Sesame Street. I was only three, but I remember the episode where Mr. Hooper died. I also remember Snuffy being imaginary. And I remember the days before Elmo took over the world (he was there, but was only one of many Muppets, and certainly not more popular than Oscar, Telly, Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert and Ernie, etc., etc., etc.). And, like most kids, I had Sesame Street merchandise.

I fondly remember my Sesame Street metal lunchbox (this one, actually!) complete with thermos that smelled bad after about two uses, our Sesame Street roadway car set (hee!, I think we still have this in the top of the garage), and one of my favorite books, The Monster at the End of this Book. But my all-time favorite Sesame Street tie-in is something that we didn't even actually own.

You will turn the record over. . . turn us over to the other side )

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got the LP on our turntable (yes, we still have one; in fact, my dad just bought a new needle) and I'm feeling the need to listen to "Counting is Wonderful." :D
wahlee: (Nostalgia)
So I'm turning 30 on June 4. I long ago decided to throw myself a gigantic 80s themed party (on Saturday, and you're all invited, and gosh darnit, I need SOME people to show up, otherwise it'll turn into my ill-fated Junior Prom Pity Party at which only one person showed up, and she was a sophomore and crazy to boot), and as I've been researching fantastic food ideas (Pop Rocks! Kool-Aid! Tato Skins!) and decorating ideas (I hit up the DI and scored some sweet Phil Collins, Roxette, and Rod Stewart cassettes, and I plan on digging out the old 80's toys and Baby-Sitters Club books that I still have in storage) and entertainment options (you better believe I'll be firing up our still-working Atari 7800) and cake ideas (I almost went for He-man, but ultimately decided on a Cabbage Patch Kids cake with extra Pac-man cupcakes), I've been hit with an overwhelming wave of nostalgia. And what better way to indulge in nostalgia than to share it? :)

So I decided to make 30 posts, one per day for the month of June (for obvious reasons; and since I missed yesterday due to unforseen circumstances -- I forgot-- you get two today), each dedicated to something I knew and loved growing up. It might be something you remember, it might be something you've never heard of-- but I hope you enjoy this trip through my past.

We're going to start off good.

The story you're about to see is a fib, but it's short. )

Don't you feel smarter?
wahlee: (Nostalgia)
So I'm turning 30 on June 4. I long ago decided to throw myself a gigantic 80s themed party (on Saturday, and you're all invited, and gosh darnit, I need SOME people to show up, otherwise it'll turn into my ill-fated Junior Prom Pity Party at which only one person showed up, and she was a sophomore and crazy to boot), and as I've been researching fantastic food ideas (Pop Rocks! Kool-Aid! Tato Skins!) and decorating ideas (I hit up the DI and scored some sweet Phil Collins, Roxette, and Rod Stewart cassettes, and I plan on digging out the old 80's toys and Baby-Sitters Club books that I still have in storage) and entertainment options (you better believe I'll be firing up our still-working Atari 7800) and cake ideas (I almost went for He-man, but ultimately decided on a Cabbage Patch Kids cake with extra Pac-man cupcakes), I've been hit with an overwhelming wave of nostalgia. And what better way to indulge in nostalgia than to share it? :)

So I decided to make 30 posts, one per day for the month of June (for obvious reasons; and since I missed yesterday due to unforseen circumstances -- I forgot-- you get two today), each dedicated to something I knew and loved growing up. It might be something you remember, it might be something you've never heard of-- but I hope you enjoy this trip through my past.

We're going to start off good.

The story you're about to see is a fib, but it's short. )

Don't you feel smarter?

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